Foreign Secretary Shringla's visit to the island-country is expected to strengthen the multi-faceted relationship

Strong ties of friendship and cooperation between India and Sri Lanka were reaffirmed when Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla called on President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Tuesday.

They discussed ways to further advance this comprehensive partnership at all levels, said a tweet by the Indian High Commission in Sri Lanka.

“Foreign Secretary @harshvshringla called on President HE Gotabaya Rajapaksa @GotabayaR today. They reaffirmed the strong ties of friendship & cooperation between India & Sri Lanka and discussed ways to further advance this comprehensive partnership at all levels,” it stated.

On the final day of his four-day visit, he also interacted with Indian High Commission officers at the Mission premises in Colombo.

“Foreign Secretary @harshvshringla interacted with HCI officers at the Mission premises today. Team HCI is truly grateful for his words of encouragement and support,” another tweet from the High Commission said on Tuesday.

Foreign Secretary Shringla's visit was at the invitation of his Sri Lankan counterpart Admiral Jayanath Colombage.

On Monday, Shringla had called on the island country’s Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and had held a productive discussion on further consolidating the multifaceted India-Sri Lanka partnership.

He had also inaugurated 4 projects in housing and education sectors as part of India’s development partnership with Sri Lanka.

During his official tour to Sri Lanka, Shringla also visited the island nation’s Central Provincial Town of Kandy, Eastern Provincial Port of Trincomalee and Northern Provincial Capital Jaffna, where he was briefed about the development projects undertaken with India’s grant assistance.